Announcing a New UNC Press Omnibus E-Book:
Nortin Hadler’s 4-Volume Healthcare Collection, including Worried Sick, Stabbed in the Back, Rethinking Aging, and The Citizen Patient.
This collection of Nortin Hadler’s definitive works on the state of healthcare in America today is a must-have for anyone interested in navigating the complex issues surrounding their healthcare, and improving their well-being as they age.
This Omnibus E-Book edition contains:
Worried Sick: A Prescription for Health in an Overtreated America is an object lesson on the uses and abuses of common offerings, from screening tests to medical and surgical interventions. By learning to distinguish good medical advice from persuasive medical marketing, consumers can make better decisions about their personal health care and use that wisdom to inform their perspectives on health-policy issues
Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society takes the “Hadlerian” approach to backaches and the backache treatment industry, arguing that regional back pain is overly medicalized by doctors, surgeons, and alternative therapists and that the design of workers’ compensation, disability insurance, and other “health” schemes actually thwarts getting well.
Rethinking Aging: Growing Old and Living Well in an Overtreated Society offers a doctor’s perspective on the medical literature as well as his long clinical experience to help readers assess their health-care options and make informed medical choices in the last decades of life.
The Citizen Patient: Reforming Health Care for the Sake of the Patient, Not the System urges American health-care consumers to take time to understand the existing system and to visualize what the outcome of successful reform might look like. Central to this vision is a shared understanding of the primacy of the relationship between doctor and patient. Hadler shows us that a new approach is necessary if we hope to improve the health of the populace. Rational health care, he argues, is far less expensive than the irrationality of the status quo.
Nortin M. Hadler, M.D., M.A.C.P., M.A.C.R., F.A.C.O.E.M., is professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attending rheumatologist at UNC Hospitals.
ISBN 9781469612775, $60.00
Available for Kindle and B&N Nook